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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kevin95, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. kevin95

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    The app description says that Cerberus works, even without internet connection but when I turn off my Wi-Fi & 3G and try to use some of the functions on the website from my laptop, it says: Problem communicating with your device. Also, I always have to log back in after I hide and show the app in the app drawer. My Galaxy Nexus is rooted and I'm currently running Jelly Bean. Anyone know why I can't use any of Cerberus's functions without an active internet connection?
     

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    The web interface connects via data only. In the absence of a data connection you can issue commands via SMS. There is a Cerberus client app in the Play Store that can issue the above commands as well as sending them using a standard messaging app. You can also whitelist specific phone numbers that can issue commands without the password.

    Unfortunately, I've found that location reliability is seriously affected by the lack of a data connection, but this appears to be unrelated to Cerberus, as other apps are similarly affected.
     
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    Guys, I do not live in the US and still I would like to use Cerberus.

    I tried sending SMS commands to my number using the following rule:
    +(country code)(local code)(phone number)

    But it does not respond.

    Is it possible to send SMS from Cerberus to a cellphone number not registered in the US?
     
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    SMS is SMS. I can't imagine that you being outside of the US should make a difference.

    Although I would make sure you have nothing else in the message except for the commands.
     
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    Agree with others, based on all my testing and research thus far, this app is up there with the best...I'm in Canada and it works perfectly here. Keep trying and I am sure you'll be successful.
     
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    I actually use Tasker for this and it works really well for me. I send myself a text with a specific string of text. When tasker sees this it turns on my phone/tablet's GPS, gives it up to 2 minutes for the GPS to lock in. Gets the coordinates and replies to my SMS with the coordinates.

    Tasker replaces about a dozen apps that I have. But not exactly easy to figure out the complicated functions. Luckily, there are lots of folks out there who uses it so its easy to find profiles to copy.
     
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